We know that dentures aren’t cheap, and that’s why not everyone can get them. We can’t stress how important it is to have a complete set of strong teeth and healthy gums. For one, it gives a person tons of self-confidence. Read more about how dentures can preserve your oral health.
How much are dentures?
In general, the cost depends on a couple of factors. One is its location and the other is the number of teeth to be replaced. Below are the estimated costs:
- Conventional – This kind are fitted into an acrylic base. Below are the different parts of traditional types:
- Upper Arch – this part is based on a plate that covers the entire roof of the patient’s mouth. The average cost of getting full upper cost is $1200 to $1800.
- Lower Arch – this prosthesis is shaped like a horseshoe. It’s held in place on the patient’s gum and bone tissues via suction. Bottom price averages from $1300 to $1900.
- Complete Set Cost – the average cost of getting a whole set averages from $2500 to $3500.
- Removable Partial Denture Cost – Unlike those conventional ones, removable partials consists of replacements that are attached to a metal or an acrylic base which matches to the color of the patient’s gums. Here is breakdown:
- Flexible Partial Price – $1,000 to $3,000.
- Cast Metal Partial Price – $950 to $4,000
- Front Teeth Partial – $900 to $2,500
- Lower Partial Price – $900 to $2,500
- Immediate Dentures Expense – This alternative is open to patients who doesn’t have time to go back in multiple times then they can choose this option instead. With this, patients can get them done in one visit. Before extracting your remaining teeth, the specialist will first make impressions of the patient’s existing teeth and gums so that replacements can be accurately created and will be ready during the actual tooth extraction which will be done at a later time. Same-day dentures costs from $1500 to $2200.
- Implant Supported Dentures Cost – Learn more about Full Mouth Dental Implants Expenses. Other additional expenses may include the following:
- Diagnostic Exams – your dentist may require you to get a few exams and X-rays.
- Treatment – this includes getting local anesthesia and any extractions, if necessary. In addition, there can also be other few expenses needed for temporary one day types.
- Aftercare – this includes follow-up appointments and frequent visitations for adjustments, relining. This also involves using adhesives and cleaning solutions.
Are they worth it?
There are a lot of reasons why people would get them. Losing a tooth or teeth due to an accident or because of improper oral hygiene can be some of it. Unfortunately, a lot of the patients think that losing one or two teeth isn’t a big deal nor a reason enough. They also are afraid of having the rest of their teeth removed, or feeling embarrassed of getting seen in public without their teeth. Moreover, they’re also afraid of not being able to eat or talk properly.
However, what they do not realize are the health hazards that may happen if they’re not replaced either through a bridge or an implant. Overall, it’s vital to maintain a healthy set of teeth, whether they’re natural or false or probably a mixture of both, people shouldn’t neglect their oral hygiene. On the other hand, the price of this treatment may vary depending on the kind you’re planning to have.
Paying for Them
According to the American Dental Association, these can surely help restore one’s smile and confidence. It can also help to prevent your lips and cheeks from sagging which causes you to look older.
If you find yourself asking, “How much do dentures cost without insurance?” or you probably want to know what your insurance covers, worry not because our friendly staff will answer all your questions. Here are some methods that you can use to pay for them:
- Look for a dentist that accepts insurance – A good way to get this service is to pay your cost with insurance. Fortunately, a lot of the companies provide policies which includes restorative coverage. Usually, the insurance covers up to half of the expenses after deductibles or co-pays.
- Highland Oak Dental is insurance friendly and accepts almost all PPO & HMO Plans. We’ll also give a benefits check and help you file any insurance claims. Furthermore, we’ll also handle all the paperwork for your treatment therefore making sure that our patients get the most from their insurance coverage.
- Government Programs – Sadly, Medicare does not pay for any dental care or procedure. However, they may pay for any emergency inpatient hospital care, if there is an emergency, even if they do not pay for the dental care itself. That is why if you have this kind of coverage, do remember to review the policies first and make sure because there are a few Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) which provides benefits that Medicare does not. Plus, you can also look at your state or even your local health department for any programs that are offered in your vicinity.
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – this is an account that is set aside to be used to cover future healthcare expenses. It contains pretax money taken out from one’s salary. However, do remember that FSAs are only available if the employer is offering it. Good thing though, most employee benefits packages include one. Plus, they’re simple to use with a debit card and can be accessed at any time. Remember that they do not roll over, so it’s best to use them up before the year ends.
- Health Savings Accounts (HSA) – Compared to the FSA, an HSA is government-regulated. Other than that, it’s quite similar. This account is also taken from pretax income and will be used to pay for future healthcare costs that aren’t going to be paid by your insurance. Furthermore, the contributions are also tax-deductible.Moving on, there are two differences between an FSA and an employer-sponsored HSA. First, HSA funds can roll over the next year. Second, HSA claimants are required to have high-deductible insurance plans.
- Look for Dental Schools – Another great way to save up on dentures is to look for dental schools that offer discounted services or low cost ones. The catch is, you’ll agree to let a student conduct the procedure so they’d learn, of course, under strict supervision of a board-certified dentist.
- In-house Payment Plans – The reality is patients would avoid seeking treatment because they’re afraid they won’t be able to pay for it. Fortunately, there are a couple of clinics that provide reasonable monthly payment plans so their patients won’t need to pay for their treatment all at once.
We offer our patients flexible payment options that they can use to pay for dentures cost without insurance. We accept all major credit cards which includes: Visa, Master Card, and American Express. Moreover, we also work with several financial assistance providers such as CareCredit, and the Lending Club. We also have our own in-house payment plan with 0% interest, which allows our patients to get the services and treatment that they need without worrying about how to pay for it all at once.
What to Look For
It’s quite convenient to know a dental clinic close to where you live or where you work. Think about how much time and money you’ll save from traveling, especially if you have several dental appointments. Moreover, it’s best to look for one not just close by, but also one with excellent reviews and makes you feel comfortable. We accept patients with insurance and without insurance.
To learn more about us, the insurance companies we work with, in-house payment options that we provide, or any kind of information regarding our services and treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Also, if you’re in the area of Frisco, you can visit our office and learn why we’re one of the best in this industry. We are conveniently located close to Prosper and The Colony, TX.
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